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Obits > Sabina E.(nee Salzman) Berge


This is from a November, 1925 issue of newspaper. I do not think it is from the Tampico Tornado.


Sabina Elizabeth Salzman was born November 14, 1861 in Landefeld, Hessia-Kassel, Germany and passed away at the late home near Yorktown, October 27, 1925, at the age of 65 years, 11 months and 13 days. With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehart Salzman, she immigrated to America in the fall of 1885, making her home north of Annawan. She was united in marriage to Theodore Berge, March 8, 1885. To this union were born five children, one, Lena, passiing away at the tender age of two years, the four remaining to mourn her passing are: Mrs. Olga Sandrock and Mrs. Emma Brandau, both of Fairfield Township, and Miss Regina and Rudolph Berge both at home.

Since her marriage she has always lived in the vicinity of Yorktown, for over 20 years on the old farm and since then on the present home place. In her youth she was brought to her Lord and Savious in holy baptism and also after having received thorough instruction in the faith and doctrine of the Lutheran church she was confirmed and there made confession of her fiath and vowed allegiance to her Lord and Master, which faith and vow she kept until the end. She was a faithful member of the Yorktown Lutheran church, attending as well and as often as she could. She was also a member of the Ladies' Aid and had its welfare and interest always at heart. She was always willing with a helping hand when help was needed. Regularly did she remember the orphans with her gifts and being a diligent reader of the church papers, she was interested in the work of her church and rejoiced to see Zion build its walls and the children of Zion growing in numbers and strength. Ah, truly a child of God was she in her faith and hope showing it forth not only by the deeds done and the words spoken, but by the patience she was called to exercise because of the suffering and affliction the Lord had laid upon her.

About 15 years ago she began ailing with rheumatism, much suffering and pains were hers during this long time. The ailment grew upon her in such a way that she gradually lost the use of her limbs which caused her to be unable to walk---for the last 11 years. All that was possible was done for her but to no avail. Loving hands, if we had words to express them better, we would use them, for truly loving hands cared for her. Her husband and children did all they could to lighten her burden. Though unable to walk, they found ways and means to get her from place to place and on nice days would take her for a ride or to visit with old frinds and relatives and on such days she would (missing a few paragraphs - torn from paper) ***************************

******Monday was a day no different ****the rest; and she was well as her *** condition allowed. She retired ***** little later than usual but as well as always. Upon rising in the early morning her family found that this had been her last on earth and had while sleeping peacefully and quietly entered the sleep from which only the voice of the Master shall waken her. Thus without special time of suffering and without warning or a farewell she was called to her rest. This act of our God may seem hard and harsh to us now but let us be assured that here also we may find his good and kindness well hidden in this His deed. May He himself give us that assurance and cause us to praise His name now and forever more. Besides her sorrowing husband and four children, she leaves to mourn her sudden passing, four grandchildren, two uncles, Chris and Ernest Salzman, two nephews, Arthur and Alfred Spath besides other relatives and many friends. May she rest in peace and the heavenly light shine upon her. the funeral was held last Thursday afternoon at the Yorktown Christian church. Rev. William Krebs officiating, assisted by Mrs. Eva Delle Johnson, Mrs. Clara Steers, Clinton A. Brooks, and Will F.Steers, who san: "Rock of Ages," "Lead Me Gently Home Father: and "Does Jesus Care." Mrs. Nettie M. Brooks acted as accompanist. The pallbearers were: six cousins, George Senning, and Rhinehart, Ernest, Henry, Amel and Oscar Salzman. Interment was in the Yorktown Cemetery.

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